What freedom means …

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What freedom means…

 

Fourth of July, we think about a day off, the beach, Bbq’s and hanging with family and friends but it’s  really aibout our county’s freedom.

 

It’s about all kind of freedoms, to able to speak our minds, freedom of speech, the right to bear arms, to choose who we want to vote for, who we want to marry, freedom to do and say so many things others cannot.

 

There are so many people living in the world today who don’t have these rights, that are secretly worshipping because they would be jailed or killed. Women that still have no rights or a voice, people who cannot vote or speak against the people running their countries.

Yes, as unbelievable as it sounds, these things still  go on around the world every day.

 

Freedom means different things to different people, a better life, education for their children, rights they never had.

 

For me freedom means joy, being in a verbally abusive relationship for twenty four years, it means I am able to be my self, say what ever comes out of my mouth, even if I sound like a sailor!

 

It means I have my own ideas, my own friends,

and most importantly that I do not have walk around on eggshells worrying about his moods or if I said something to set him off.

 

Freedom is so very sweet to me, as I know how it felt to be a prisoner, to look outside wishing and praying I was free yet not having the strength to leave that terrible situation.

 

I cried every day for God to end my suffering, yet every day I awoke next to my captor.

Until one day the pain was just to great and it over powered my fear, it was that day that I finally stood up and said no more!

 

I must be free at any cost,

I cannot breathe, I am dying a slow painful death and I want to live, more than anything I want to live and laugh and feel joy in my heart! It was that day when I finally said enough is enough and I changed my life.

 

So, can I say its been a easy road to joy? No, it has not but I cannot tell you how sweet peace and joy feels like now, that I am no longer looking out that window wishing I was living a different life.

 

I am now living it, I am stepping out of my box doing things I never thought I could do and it is amazing.

I know I did not do this on my own, God has brought me here and carried me when I thought I could no longer make it. He believed for me, he knew the end result. When I was weak and I sometimes didn’t think I could make it, I just followed and believed him and now I am standing here in this incredible life.

 

So today my friends, this is  for any of you who are in the same situation, today declare your self free!

 

Make today be your own fourth of July. You can do it and believe me, it is so much better than you ever dreamt! Be free!

 

I would like to take a moment to thank all the men and women who fought and continue to fight for our rights, we are free because of the brave…thank you!

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

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Lets talk about the crazy

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Let’s talk about the crazy

 

Today I am re running a oldie but goodie. Hope you all have a wonderful Fourth of July weekend!

 

Yes, unfortunately there will be some people in your life that are crazy. My bestie use to say the crazy doesn’t come out until you date someone for at least 6 months, I believe that, your on your best behavior but that 6 month mark it’s getting harder and harder to keep the act up and BAM here comes the crazy!

 

But in today’s world, crazy can be really scary, I knew two friends that were killed because of crazy ex’s.

I myself was stalked for months, I didn’t  know who it was but he certainly knew everything about me, where I lived, who I walked to school with, my routine, he told me he was going to slit my throat, watch my blood drip out and other unmentionable things, for months I looked over my shoulder, I never went anywhere alone, I was petrified, it turned out to be a guy I just dated a few times, who knew? Crazy and scary.

 

Then my daughter had an ex that turned, he called all her friends, he blocked his number and called all night long, into the wee hours of the morning, he followed her, he showed up where ever she was at and then he hacked into her school account to mess up her grades by taking tests and doing her assignments wrong. That was where I drew the line and had a restraining order put against him.

 

I don’t get it someone breaks up with you, it’s over, my motto  their loss not yours.They lost a good thing and the next person will be getting you, a gem.

 

Move on, get over it, hell even when I was lied to, conned and cheated on by Mr Con Artist, after I busted him in the head with his phone and broke it, threw his crap into the street and left him to walk back to the airport with 2 days remaining on his trip here,

it was over, don’t call me, I won’t be calling you again, no second chances, its over, finished, caput, done, adios sucker, your outta here!

 

Yet some people can’t let go, they don’t get the concept of its over, and that’s when the crazy comes in full force.

So let me give you some warning signs and trust me they are always signs..

 

1. Trust your judgment, if your senses are screaming or even whispering listen!!

 

2. Are they quick to jump off the handle and then quick to apologize?

 

3.Are they controlling, wanting to know who your with, your every move?

 

4. Do they separate you from friends and family?

 

5. Does 2 +2 don’t add up yet your still making excuses for all the things they are telling you, are you always try to justify it?

 

6. There is something not right but you can’t put your finger on it?

 

7. Are they insanely jealous even for no reason?

 

If you answered any of these questions yes,

Run Forest run, pack your stuff and get out of town, God gave you that gift of sense for a reason, use it!

 

So today my friends listen to your inner voice, know when something is off, get out quick, the crazy is coming and you don’t want to stick around for the full show.

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

 

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Reliving the good olde days

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Reliving the good olde days

 

Yesterday I posted an old picture of me with a bunch of old friends from high school. It was taken at a picnic we had for Boces, which was our schools trade school, we went half day to high school, half day to this trade school.

 

Every day for 2 years we rode a bus for 40 minutes there and 40 minutes back to school. Over an hour every day on a bus where you get to talk, laugh and basically goof off with a bunch of your friends, it made us closer than most.

 

So last night while I was on  Facebook and a bunch of the people in the photo starter talking about the picture and of course all these other memories came up. Times some of us remembered, others couldn’t for the life of us, remember. Well that might have been another story all together as we were all stoners back then.

 

I remember all the good times, the friendships, we thought would last a lifetime, times we thought would never end. We were reckless, we thought we were invincible, we thought we could do or be anything.

 

Who knew? We had no clue, who knew 2 years after graduation I would have buried two of my best friends, who knew that I’d be in a full blown drug and alcohol addiction and battling demons from my past.

 

Who knew some of them would move away never to be heard from again, some would get married, some would go on to great things, some would never leave the sleepy little town we grew up in.

 

No, we were young, we had no idea about the real world, but ask us back then, we thought we knew everything, we had everything figured out, ha,

I laugh now thinking how cocky we were back then.

 

Life was a blank canvas waiting for us to paint whatever we wanted on it. We had no idea how hard growing up would be.

We had no idea of bills, kids, mortgages, spouses, jobs, lack of money, dreams that were shattered, life’s hard kick in the ass.

 

No, back then it was about the parties, hanging with your friends, your boo, it was late nights, no commitments, no responsibilities, life was good.

 

I miss those days, they were some of the best days of my life, these were some of the most important people in my life, they loved you for you, they had your back, they were there for you. Now you question people, you are less trusting, you think more and care less.

 

We all have busy lives, we got “things” we move on and lose touch. I am grateful for the handful of true friends I still have, the ones that keep in touch, that take the time to see how you are and get together with whenever possible.

 

Recently we lost a lot of class members, this makes you think about your life, how much time you have left, what’s your purpose, did you do all you set out to do? Are you content? At peace? Happy?

Yes, it brings us closer to ourselves, it makes everything else seem less important. It makes us yearn for the days of yesterday, when things were so simple.

 

So today my friends, I want to thank my friends who made me laugh back then and made me laugh last night again, just like it was 30 years ago…I am so glad it was you I got to ride that bus with every day…I am glad your in so many of my wonderful memories and I am glad we still keep in touch.

 

Today reach out to someone in your past, relive some great memories, catch up and laugh because laughter is the best medicine.

Don’t wait, do it today relive the good olde days.

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

 

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